Fish out criminals among you, Nasarawa gov tells Udege chiefdom

August 2, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Sunday, charged the people of Udege chiefdom in Nasarawa local government area of the state to fish out the criminal elements amongst themselves.This was contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Addra,Chief Press Secretary to the governor, and made available to Blueprint on Sunday. The statement said the governor issued the directive to key stakeholders when Read More

Mainland Bridge: Cooperate with FRSC, LASMA officials, NARTO urges car owners

July 28, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

National president of the Nigeria Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Alhaji Lawal Yusuf Othman, has called on vehicle owners to cooperate with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), LASTMA and other security agencies as rehabilitation works commenced on Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Othman, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja Tuesday, said his association welcomed the repair of the bridge, Read More

Lagos commissioner decries rate of illegal building in the state

July 27, 2020 Godwin Osaghae 0

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako has decried the spate of unapproved and illegal building construction going on in Pinnock Estate in the Osapa London axis of Lekki as he directed the sealing of 42 buildings, some of which are already in use in and around the estate. Salako stated during an enforcement operation in Read More

Ex-Kano lawmaker commends MAAUN proprietor for establishing varsity site

July 9, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

A front line politician in Kano, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo has commended the Founder and President of Maryam Abacha American University Niger, Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo for establishing a similar university in Kano state. The Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria is currently under construction in the Hotoro area in Kano metropolis. The senator made the commendation when he paid a visit Read More

FEC approves N108bn for Adamawa, Borno, Enugu roads

July 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N108 billion for the completion of various road projects across the country.This was disclosed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the first approval of N25 billion was for Read More

Counter-terrorism: Buratai’s winning cards

July 6, 2020 David Onmeje 0

There is no scintilla of doubt that the Nigerian Army (NA) has been extra-ordinarily repositioned on all scores under Nigeria’s current democratic leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces in consonance with his earlier promise to reform the institution of the Nigerian Military for effective service delivery on its core mandate.And since 2015 under the guidance Read More

Assessing Covid-19 awareness in FCT

July 6, 2020 Jamila Musa 0

There was an urgent need for partnership like never envisaged before the dawn of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was a very important but necessary strategy conceptualised and deployed by the minister of the territory, Mallam Musa Bello Mohammed, to help reduce the spread of the virus and also in the provision of the emergent Read More

Sokoto awards N6.6bn teaching hospital project

July 2, 2020 Sidi A Umar 0

Sokoto state government has awarded a contract for the construction of the State University Teaching Hospital at the cost of N6.6 billion. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Ali Inname, disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the state executive council meeting held at the council chamber in Sokoto. The commissioner said the decision was in line with current administration’s Read More

In Ebonyi, PDP inspects projects, okays Umahi for presidential contest

June 25, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi state chapter Thursday said it would present Governor Dave Umahi to the country for presidency come 2023 general elections.   The party disclosed this in Abakaliki, the state capital while inspecting the shopping mall under construction by the governor. Chairman of the party, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, who led members of the state working committee for the inspection, inspected Read More

Dare inaugurates 13-man committee for Nat’l stadium Lagos

June 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has set up a 13-member task force committee on the rehabilitation of National Stadium Lagos. The task force is headed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Gabriel Aduda with 21 days mandate to submit their reports. Speaking during the inauguration of the committee, Mr. Sunday Dare said the committee has a Read More

Diri @61: Cheers to the miracle governor

June 9, 2020 Reginald Tobin 0

There can’t be any better way to see the emergence of His Excellency, Governor Douye Diri, as 5th executive governor of Bayelsa State than a “miracle”. Following the result as announced by INEC, governor Douye Diri was badly defeated during the November 16th governorship election in Bayelsa State, winning only two out of the eight local government areas of the Read More

FG to shut Apapa bridge for repairs

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Kayode Popoola, on Wednesday said that the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa, Lagos would be shut for repairs next week.Speaking shortly after inspecting the bridge in Apapa, Popoola said the contractor, Buildwell Nigeria Limited, was already on site to begin replacement of damaged expansion joints and bearings on the bridge. He said, “The Read More

FEC earmarks N610m for Plateau varsity

May 20, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N610 million for the construction of a faculty of health services at the Plateau State University, Bokkos.Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s virtual cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Minister of Education today presented a memo Read More

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Pakistani death, cardiac arrest not coronavirus – Niger govt

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The death of a Pakistanian working with a construction firm  handling Zungeru Dam Construction in Niger state was due to cardiac arrest not  coronavirus as speculated in some quarters, the state commissioner of Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Mohammed Making Sidi has said.  Dr Sidi stated this yesterday in a press briefing after the state executive council meeting at government house Read More

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Imo assembly moves to prevent gas explosion in Owerri

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The devasting effect of last weekend’s Lagos gas explosion has put Imo people, especially the lawmakers of the Imo House of Assembly on red alert. During plenary Tuesday, the lawmakers condemned the construction of residential buildings close to gas or petrol stations and invited the Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) and the Directorate of Petroleum Resouces(DPR) in the state to Read More

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FG inaugurates N180m road in Ede poly

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Monday inaugurated a N180 million road rehabilitation project at Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government was currently rehabilitating 43 of such internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country. Fashola said till date, 18 out Read More

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Ezza clan committed to airport project -Ebonyi SSG

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Natives of Ezza clan have declared their support for the construction of international airport in their land by Governor David Umahi Leaders of  Ezza people who visited the project site over the weekend to inspect the construction work going promised to contribute both financially and morally to the project. At the program, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, debunked Read More

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Benue CAN urges Christians to stop disparaging themselves

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Benue state chapter, has advised its members against disparaging themselves on account of denomination. Chairman of CAN, Reverend Akpen Leva, gave the advice at a fund raising dinner for construction of Parish House and patron’s day celebration of St. Paul’s Catholic Mission, Kertyo in Makurdi. He said all Christians, irrespective of their denominations, Read More

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Contractors must finish road projects as agreed – Uzodinma’s aide

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Construction companies doing different road projects in Imo state would have no excuse for not finishing their jobs as stipulated in the memorandum of understanding (MoU). This hint was dropped by the chief press secretary to Imo state governor, Oguwuike Nwachukwu, in a chat with Blueprint in Owerri. He said the governor had given construction companies doing different road projects “go ahead Read More

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Outrage over gov’s absence: Taraba govt opens up on Ishaku, slams APC

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Taraba state government has said that Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still in charge of governance and fully abreast of developments in the state “even from Abuja”. The state government warned the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and “detractors” to desist from whipping up sentiments as “Governor Ishaku has committed no impeachable offence by running Read More

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Dangote Refinery’s local content implementation lauded

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Content have commended Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals for its strategic implementation of the Nigerian Content Act in the construction of the refinery and fertiliser projects. Vice Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Local Content, Dr. Ibrahim Hamza, who yesterday, led other members on oversight visit to the refinery, fertilizer and Read More

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Residents cheer as Wike inspects Rebisi Flyover

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hundreds of Port-Harcourt residents Thursday celebrated Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he inspected the ongoing construction of Rebisi Flyover Bridge (former Garrison). Rebisi Flyover Bridge is one of the three iconic bridges under construction by the Wike Administration to ease traffic congestion in the state. Governor Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality and pace of work, and thanked the Read More

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FEC approves N867m design for Kano-Abuja highway additional lane

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N867.2 million for engineering design of an additional lane on the Kano-Abuja highway.Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Fashola, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum to appoint Read More

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FEC approves N65.8bn for road projects

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved contracts worth N65.8 billion for the construction of roads in Taraba, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar D. Aliyu said this while briefing State House correspondents a at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said Read More